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Juneteenth is short for (June Nineteenth). It is a celebration of when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army issued the order in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865 that freed the enslaved Black people in Texas. This is two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. A celebration of the emancipation from enslavement was created by the former Black captives in Texas, a celebration that has spread across the country. In 1979 Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday. Today most states hold Juneteenth observances. Source: History.com

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Join the McDonough County NAACP on Friday June 19, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) for a  Zoom virtual remembrance and celebration of Juneteenth.  < https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85861712968 > or by phone +1 312 626 6799 with webinar ID: 858 6171 2968

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